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Four men jailed for trafficking Polish workers to Britain

By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British court jailed four men on Tuesday for their involvement in trafficking Polish workers into the UK, tricking them into low-paid jobs and taking their wages, prosecutors said. The four men, Sabastian Mandzik, 40, Robert Majewski, 45, Pawel Majewski, 27, and Seweryn Szymt,

India loom workers suffer hearing loss

By Roli Srivastava SURAT, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Udhiya Behera sat in a windowless room in the Indian textile hub of Surat, staring blankly at a small television as the ground shook with the noise of power looms on the floor below. For Behera, though, this was a moment of late-evening

India’s proposed surrogacy law raises trafficking risks

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's proposed law to regulate its booming surrogacy industry and curb the exploitation of impoverished Indian women could result in more foreign women being trafficked into the country to rent out their wombs, a leading expert warned on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's

Veteran Actor Vinod Khanna Passes Away

Actor and politician Vinod Khanna passed away this morning in Mumbai after he finally lost his battle to cancer at the age of 70. Best remembered for his performances in films like Inkaar, Amar Akbar Anthony and Qurbani, the actor was last seen starring alongside Shah Rukh Khan in Dilwale. Vinod is survived

Refugees Return Home To Find Squalid Conditions

Standing in a battered tent flanked by mud and human waste, Sahibuddin Khan and his family of five are among the thousands of returning Afghan refugees seeking food and shelter in crowded, ramshackle camps that have sprung up on the outskirts of Kabul. An unprecedented number of Afghans are flooding back

Duterte targets Philippine children in bid to widen drug war

By Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall MANILA (Reuters) - Before Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs had even begun, allies of the Philippines president were quietly preparing for a wider offensive. On June 30, as Duterte was sworn in, they introduced a bill into the Philippine Congress that could allow

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